Trans Support Workshop Series

Trans Support of the Hudson Valley (TSHV) hosts a workshop social each month with a community presenter, time to socialize, snacks, and free HIV & Hep C Virus (HCV) testing.

Trans Support Workshops are exclusively for transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary (TGNCNB) folx and their partners. TGNCNB individuals who are tested for HIV & HCV will receive a $25 gift card.


Februray 2023 Event | Black History Month

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The LOFT Presents: Obsidian Voices

Know Your Status: Confidential STI Testing provided by HOPE Center during this event.  Those who are tested will receive a $25 CVS e-gift card voucher.

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Where: Purchase College Harbor Center

When: Friday, February 17, 2023 from 6:30-8:30pm

Contact: Ejike Figuera (he, she, they) at [email protected] or (914) 948-2932 x15

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A poetry event that focuses on Black queer and Trans Artist who will be sharing their art and their experiences. This event will also be holding space for other poets who want to share their art with the audience.

Poetry is one of the most beautiful forms of storytelling and some of the greatest storytellers are Black and Queer. Black History Month is a period of reflection and celebration and we want to celebrate our Black queer and trans artist, and all poets at this event!

Please come join us at Purchase College in the Harbor Center on February 17th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and please email [email protected] for any questions.

 

Getting to Purchase College: Harbor Center

Click on this link to access Interactive Campus Map

1. On the left side under student services, toggle down to find- or type in the search field:  "Harbor Center For Health Promotion"

2. Once it's highlighted, click on the map icon,

3. Then on the left click on the "Directions" icon and it will load to Google Maps with directions

 

4. PARKING: You can park at "Central 2" On The same interactive map, toggle parking and then select Central 2. Park there, and then walk over to Harbor.

 

Click here to register!

 

HEADLINERS

Njambi Morgan

Njambi is a London born, Kenyan-American storyteller who tells stories through spoken word and street photography, her art focuses on healing trauma through expression. She is a proud Brooklynite and her work has been featured in the NY Times and she has performed at various venues across New York including the United Nations and the legendary SOB’s. When she is not on stage she is working with youth and community healing trauma through expression.

Cole Rivers

Cole Rivers (he/him) is a poet and writer of transgender experience. Cole has curated, hosted and perfomed for various progressive platforms and community based events. During the daytime, he is the Coffee Roaster for the Black Cow Coffee Company. He continues to cultivate innovative experiences that center active dialogues of intersectionality, human apartheid, queer and spiritual identity.


https://linktr.ee/colerivers
https://www.instagram.com/wordsandflame

 


Questions? Contact LOFT Peer Navigator: Ejike Figuera (he, she, they) at [email protected] | (914) 948-2932 x15

or LOFT Case Manager: Mia Edwards (she/her) at [email protected] | (914) 948-2932 x10

Learn more about Trans Support of the Hudson Valley here!

Learn more about previous workshops below:

Hudson Valley Trans Forum

Fri, November 11th & Sat, November 12th
250 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY

The Hudson Valley Trans Forum (HVTF) is a free, in-person & virtual, 2-day conference centered on education, advocacy & empowerment for TGNCNB communities and allies.


Transtober Fest is an outdoor fall-themed fair for transgender, gender non-conforming & non-binary (TGNCNB) community of all ages. (under 18 attendees must be accompanied by an adult)

Friends & family of TGNCNB community members are welcome.


TSHV Presents: Live and In Color

Makeup Workshop | Sept 22-Thur | 630-800 PM

Come to this exciting event where you'll about contemporary make-up design, application, and other tips and tricks to using makeup.  Come and join this in-person event at The LOFT, FREE for all! 


TGNCNB Health Workshop

August 25th-Thr | 6:30-8:00 PM | At The LOFT

Join the Know Better, Live Better workshop that focuses on managing health disparities as it relates to Transgender, Gender Non Conforming and the Nonbinary Community.

Know Better, Live Better is an initiative to promote community well-being and reduce health disparities in Westchester County. The program takes an evidence-based “trusted messenger” approach, which relies on a group of trustworthy Westchester residents to open discussions about disease prevention, finding health information, and accessing health services. 

This event is tailored for our TGNCNB Community and will take place as our monthly TSHV Workshop.


The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center welcomes you to its third annual celebration of International Non-Binary Day with Non-Binary Night Out.  Come meet friends, mix mingle and enjoy an evening of lite food and a welcoming community. Open to all, RSVP is greatly appreciated.


Topic: Trans Clothing Swap

Guest Speaker: Designers Sergio Guadarrama & Kade Johnson

Join us at Thrift 2 Fight's new store in Tivoli, NY for a trans clothing swap! As trans folx, building a new wardrobe can be daunting. This event offers you a chance to get rid of your old clothes and exchange them for new, gender-affirming ones. Designers Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson will be available to offer styling advice and tips on how to craft your new look. Thrift 2 Fight will have additional clothing for sale and our partners at Trans Closet of the Hudson Valley will be bringing gender-affirming supplies, like binders and make-up. As always, this event will also be an opportunity to meet and connect with other trans folx, while enjoying food, refreshments, and music. 


Topic: Finding Safe & Affordable Rentals for the TGNCNB Community

Guest Speakers: Shain Filcher, Esq. and Tanya P. Dwyer, Esq.

How can tenants avoid popular scams in the Hudson Valley, and what are their rights when considering renting from a building that is either for sale or actively in foreclosure? Lawyers Shain Filcher and Tanya P. Dwyer hold a fireside chat for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folx looking to find affordable housing.


Topic: Beyond the Binary: A Journey to Self-Love and Acceptance 

Guest Speaker: Tony Ferraiolo

Join Tony Ferraiolo as he takes you on his personal journey beyond the binary that led him to self-love and acceptance. Ferraiolo will share with his audience, how he learned to accept himself and how working with transgender and non-binary youth helped him heal his own heart. Tony will also bring you along for an exploration of his work with trans youth, told through the eyes of the youth themselves as he shares drawings from his book series “Artistic Expression of Transgender Youth.” Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a copy of one of Tony's books!

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